As you might imagine, the course is extremely saturated this morning. Pinehurst Golf Club just down the road in Westfield claims to have had 9" in the last 12 days. While we've fallen quite short of that mark, we have had just shy of 4" in the last week, equalling our average June rainfall at only the mid way point of the month.
With this in mind, we have decided to only mow greens this morning. They are also getting a roll and cup changing. The course looks great considering the high amounts of rain and play we have experienced in the last week and sending the larger mowers out on the course would only bring up mud and leave ruts. The trade off is going to be slightly higher fairways and rough for a couple days until it dries out, but we'll be better off for it in the long run.
The only other routine maintenance being done today is course setup (moving tee markers, etc) and bunker work repairing washouts and pumping them dry.
We are allowing carts today, but I implore you to use sound judgement and stick to paths where possible. Maybe even opt for a pull cart over a power cart to save wear and tear on your golf course and keep it nicer for next week.
Hope everyone has a nice weekend!
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